The Stephen J Wampler Foundation incorporated in October 2001, becoming a fully recognized tax-exempt non-profit 501(c) 3 organization in March of 2002 (Tax ID number#80-0470847). Our outdoor programs started in August of 2004, when we welcomed our first 24 campers. The organization has grown over the past 16 years, and we have sponsored 250 children at 5 camping sites over the past several years.
Camp Wamp, located near North Lake Tahoe in the High Sierras, has proven to be an inspiration for campers to often go on to college, have a family, and live a prosperous life. Camp Wamp encourages teamwork, and kids with physical disabilities where get to to experience the great outdoors that create memories that last a lifetime.
To provide life changing experiences to children with physical disabilities
At Camp Wamp children enjoy a sleep-away week of camping under the stars, and experience everything the outdoors has to offer. Kids at Camp Wamp enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including; fishing, canoeing, singing around the camp fire, hiking, making new friends, participating in survival challenges, and much more.
All Camp Wamp sessions with kids ages (10-18) offer STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) experiences. STEAM will be introduced in an outdoor classroom setting where professionals introduce STEAM throughout the week at camp. STEAM is geared towards problem solving specific to the disabilities of each child. We are thrilled to offer this unique experience to our kids at camp.